Post-Acquisition Disputes

Most merger and acquisition transactions require representations, warranties, and benchmarks relating to closing balance sheets and earn-out provisions. Our experts assist buyers and sellers with the accounting, valuation, and damages issues that frequently arise in connection with these provisions.

Contract Compliance

Business agreements that contain financial reporting, royalty payment, revenue-sharing, or expense-sharing arrangements often require the review and analysis of accounting data to ensure compliance with the contractual provisions. Our experts frequently conduct contract compliance “audits” and document inspections that occur … Read More

Alter Ego

Corporate liability protection, or “piercing the corporate veil,” often comes down to adherence to corporate formalities and capitalisation issues that require accounting expertise. Our experts are frequently asked to undertake forensic investigation of general ledgers and business records and provide … Read More

Accounting Investigations

Whether unraveling a complex Ponzi scheme, reconstructing financial records, or tracing the use of assets, we determine and communicate clearly the accounting facts of financial disputes in matters such as fraud, shareholder and partnership disputes, and bankruptcy.

Fry’s Electronics v. ECS, et al.

United States District Court, Northern District of California Sue Heinemann performed a forensic analysis related to an alleged kickback arrangement between a Fry’s employee and various vendors. Ms. Heinemann’s work included reconciliation of purchase orders, vendor invoices, vendor payment reports, … Read More

American Honda Motor Company, Inc. v. The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, et al.

United States District Court, Central District of California Sue Heinemann acted as the expert witness on behalf of the plaintiff concerning existence of alter ego factors among and between the defendant and numerous related parties. Ms. Heinemann’s work included forensic … Read More

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